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Old 08-22-2006, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default No traction,sucks

The Lx I have been working on is complete,It was a 4cly body that I introduced a 1990 5.0l,(I still need to add the engine mods to my profile)anyway it has 3.73s with a 5 speed and a one wheel peel,lol last weekend I was pretty dissapointed I ran a 14.9 at 93mph 1/4 mile time.
my 60 feet was in the 3 second mark I was spinning pretty much the length of the track,mad as I was I over reved the f#$$ thing and dropped a valve,anyway I think I will weld the 7.5 rearend solid and try slicks,I think i can run mid 13s next time.

I have $2,000 total investment in this car,lol,I'd like to see a ricer pull that one off.

also where might I find a set of gt40 heads or something similiar.

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Old 10-15-2006, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: No traction,sucks

Im surprised this thread has not been moved?
Well any rate, I wouldnt waste money on gt-40's, I have some ported i been running, for the price they are not bad, i paid like 300 for em, but would rather have some aluminum heads
The one wheel peel means your trak lok needs a rebuild, (assuming the 7.5 is similar) the clutch paks can be bought at a ford dealer for about 70$, I did it myself but should be done in a shop if you never done any rearend work.
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Old 10-16-2006, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: No traction,sucks

The 7.5" rear is not a Trak-Loc diff. You should be able to pick up a used 8.8" for not too much money. I got a junkyard one for my '79 for $100 and just put in some new gears, bearings and seals.
That 7.5" will probably break if you try to launch with slicks.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: No traction,sucks

Welding it up will get you the traction for a while, but I agree the 7.5 is not probably gonna hold with a set of slicks for long.
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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run it till she blows man
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